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Titans vs. Cardinals: Reasons I’m confident/scared

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The Titans have a chance to be really special this season. There isn’t going to be a single game, assuming reasonable health for the team, that there won’t be reasons to be confident they can win. That hasn’t been the case with a lot of teams they have run out there.

With that being said, there is also always going to be a scenario where you can see things going badly on any given Sunday. Each week I will highlight the reasons on each side leading up to kickoff on Sunday.

Reason I’m scared

If you have been a fan of this team for any amount of time, DeAndre Hopkins is a guy that gives you nightmares. He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer. Games against the Titans are a big reason why that is the case.

He’s in a different uniform now, but he’s still a guy that is going to get peppered with targets. Hopkins also has gotten away with more OPI fouls than any receiver in the history of the NFL in his career. Go ahead and fact check that.

We all know how terrible the Titans defense was last year. What if they aren’t any better? What if Kyler Murray is able to have his way moving the ball against this team? There is certainly a scenario where that happens.

Reason I’m confident

The Titans have the best offensive personnel they have had since they came to Tennessee. They already had the best running back in the league, the most efficient quarterback in the league and one of the best young receivers in the league. Now they added their own first ballot Hall of Fame receiver in Julio Jones. Good luck stopping this offense.

Ryan Tannehill and company didn’t have many problems last year keeping up with the opposing offense on the scoreboard. They should have even less problems with that this season.